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Bondar Junto Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2020

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Bondar Junto Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2020
Producer Bondar
Region, Country McLaren Vale, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 19235-750

Junto is Spanish for ‘together’, and in this case means a union of old friends: Grenache (68%), Shiraz (10%), Mataro (9%), Carignan (7%) Cinsault (5%) and Counoise (1%). The Grenache is culled from three separate blocks: the lion’s share is from Bondar's own Rayner vineyard; there’s an old-vine proportion (80 years old) from a grower five kilometres away in McLaren Flat; and then the Trott Wilpena vineyard in Blewitt Springs contributed the balance. The Shiraz was also home-grown Rayner fruit (70-year-old vines on sand), while the Mataro was sourced from a grower in the foothills of Willunga on the famed Kurrajong soils. The tiny additions of Counoise and Carignan were drawn from young plantings in the Rayner vineyard.

All the fruit was wild-fermented with approximately 20% whole-bunches, then raised in old oak for eight months. The blend was put together with the idea that Grenache heroes, with Shiraz supporting with flesh and the Mataro with spice, structure and tannin. The Carignan and Counoise add further finesse to the palate and contribute to the complexity. 

As always, Junto is a lively, vibrant wine with the restraint, energy and sheer drinkability that was once hardly known in the McLaren Vale. It’s fresh and racy, dripping with red fruits and spice, and as unpretentious as it is delicious.

Bondar Junto Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2020

Reviews

"68/10/9/7/5/1% grenache/shiraz/mataro/carignan/cinsaut/counoise. Old vines; hand picked; élevage in old oak. Bright, clear crimson; a perfumed, red-fruited, spiced bouquet lights the way, the palate making off with this opening by adding high-quality tannins. Whether or not a shotgun marriage, it comes together in glistening unison."
96 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion
"Fresh aromas of raspberries, blueberries and plums lead to a very fleshy palate that rolls through with plenty of sweet-fruit flavor. So drinkable now. Screw cap."
93 points, Jamessuckling.com

Reviews

"68/10/9/7/5/1% grenache/shiraz/mataro/carignan/cinsaut/counoise. Old vines; hand picked; élevage in old oak. Bright, clear crimson; a perfumed, red-fruited, spiced bouquet lights the way, the palate making off with this opening by adding high-quality tannins. Whether or not a shotgun marriage, it comes together in glistening unison."
96 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion
"Fresh aromas of raspberries, blueberries and plums lead to a very fleshy palate that rolls through with plenty of sweet-fruit flavor. So drinkable now. Screw cap."
93 points, Jamessuckling.com

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